Davis Falls is an attraction for tourists and locals in Pokhara. Thousands of Nepalis visit for recreation and enjoyment. Visitors can try their luck on the luck pond constructed there by throwing and placing the coin on the statue of God. Likewise, one can find a model of traditional typical Nepali house and a series of statue of Nepali people wearing traditional dresses . There statue are headless so that visitors can click photo which seems as visitors are wearing the traditional dresses. Once it was considered as a suicide point since the locals as well as the tourists jumped from the cliff down to the bottom of the fall. from that time this Fall is known as Davis Falls. Safety measures were applied soon .This place is bounded by constructing metal fences around the cliff to prevent further suicides or accidents.
The water forms a tunnel after reaching the bottom. This tunnel is approximately 500 feet (150 m) long and runs 100 feet (30 m) below ground level. On 31 July 1961, a Swiss couple Davi went swimming but the woman drowned in a pit because of the overflow. Her body was recovered 3 days later in river Phusre with great effort. Her father wished to name it “Davi’s falls” after her. Its Nepali name is Patale Chango, which means “underworld waterfall”. This is one of the most visited places in Nepal.
After exiting the tunnel, the water passes through a cave called Gupteshwor Mahadev or “cave beneath the ground”. The Phewa Lake dam is the water source. The cave also acts as a tourism site because it has complex designs and people even forget the way inside the cave. We will explain about Gupteshwor mahadev cave in next post .